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2015 Australian Football League Premiership Season

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So with the new year comes the start of the build up toward the new Premiership campaign for all 18 footy clubs in Australia.

The fixture list was released in Oxctober and there are some mouth watering fixtures on the opening weekend of April 2 including Brisbane v Collingwood, Fremantle v Pot Adelaide. But the biggest game of Round 1 has to be on the Monday with the Hawks and Cats squaring off (renewing old wounds) at the MCG

http://www.afl.com.au/fixture

The AFL Draft was held in November but some good talent within the junior leagues was picked up by the teams during the draft. Paddy McCartin was selected first overall by St. Kilda. I think that is a good starting point for the Saints but they have a long building process ahead.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2014-11-29/how-did-your-club-fare-at-the-2014-draft

Next up in the docket is the NAB Challenge, a pre-season tournament held between February 26 to March 22, which allows the teams to shake the cobwebs off prior to the start of the Premiership season. Also it allows the big footy clubs to travel the country and play in venues that don't have live AFL footy week in week out. The tournament kicks off with Hawthorn v Collingwood.

http://www.afl.com.au/fixture/nab-challenge

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Just to get you hyped for the upcoming AFL Premiership season, the pre-season favorite NAB Challenge is only a week and half away from first drop. Lets get some footy started!

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Hate the Pre-season, get on with the real thing.

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I am disappointed they're abandoning the previous format for Round 1 of the preseason, with three half-games played in one venue back-to-back.

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I am disappointed they're abandoning the previous format for Round 1 of the preseason, with three half-games played in one venue back-to-back.

I've been disappointed for years that they waste a few weeks playing this crap only to cut the regular season short.

This season there is no real incentive to win as there will be no winner of the challenge declared, all sides play three games each in many suburban grounds that don't usually get an AFL game.

2015 NAB Challenge

Thursday, 26 February 7:10 pm Hawthorn vs. Collingwood Aurora Stadium

Friday, 27 February 4:10 pm West Coast vs. Carlton Rushton Park

Saturday, 28 February 3:10 pm Brisbane Lions vs. St Kilda Moreton Park Central Sports Complex, Burpengary

Saturday, 28 February 4:40 pm Western Bulldogs vs. Richmond Whitten Oval

Sunday, 1 March 4:10 pm Adelaide vs. North Melbourne Centenary Oval, Port Lincoln

Sunday, 1 March 3:40 pm Gold Coast vs. Geelong Tony Ireland Stadium

Thursday, 5 March 4:10 pm Fremantle vs. Melbourne Fremantle Oval

Friday, 6 March 7:10 pm Sydney vs. Brisbane Lions Coffs Harbour International Stadium

Saturday, 7 March 4:10 pm Greater Western Sydney vs. Gold Coast Blacktown International Sportspark

Saturday, 7 March 7:10 pm Essendon vs. St Kilda Morwell Recreation Reserve

Sunday, 8 March 4:10 pm Port Adelaide vs. West Coast Norwood Oval

Sunday, 8 March 4:10 pm North Melbourne vs. Hawthorn Deakin Reserve

Thursday, 12 March 7:10 pm Geelong vs. Adelaide Simonds Stadium

Friday, 13 March 7:10 pm Greater Western Sydney vs. Essendon Spotless Stadium

Saturday, 14 March 4:10 pm Western Bulldogs vs. Melbourne Eureka Stadium

Saturday, 14 March 4:40 pm Richmond vs. Port Adelaide Lavington Sports Ground

Sunday, 15 March 4:10 pm Sydney vs. Fremantle Drummoyne Oval

Sunday, 15 March 4:40 pm Collingwood vs. Carlton Queen Elizabeth Oval

Thursday, 19 March 7:10 pm St Kilda vs. Hawthorn Etihad Stadium

Friday, 20 March 5:50 pm Melbourne vs. Essendon Etihad Stadium

Friday, 20 March 7:40 pm Gold Coast vs. Brisbane Lions Metricon Stadium

Saturday, 21 March 1:10 pm Richmond vs. North Melbourne Etihad Stadium

Saturday, 21 March 3:40 pm Port Adelaide vs. Adelaide AAMI Stadium

Saturday, 21 March 7:10 pm Western Bulldogs vs. Collingwood Etihad Stadium

Sunday, 22 March 1:10 pm Greater Western Sydney vs. Sydney StarTrack Oval

Sunday, 22 March 4:10 pm Carlton vs. Geelong Etihad Stadium

Sunday, 22 March 4:10 pm West Coast vs. Fremantle Patersons Stadium

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I need to watch some AFL now since I joined WAFA. Anyone know Where to watch matches in the US?

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I am disappointed they're abandoning the previous format for Round 1 of the preseason, with three half-games played in one venue back-to-back.

I've been disappointed for years that they waste a few weeks playing this crap only to cut the regular season short.

This season there is no real incentive to win as there will be no winner of the challenge declared, all sides play three games each in many suburban grounds that don't usually get an AFL game.

2015 NAB Challenge

Thursday, 26 February 7:10 pm Hawthorn vs. Collingwood Aurora Stadium

Friday, 27 February 4:10 pm West Coast vs. Carlton Rushton Park

Saturday, 28 February 3:10 pm Brisbane Lions vs. St Kilda Moreton Park Central Sports Complex, Burpengary

Saturday, 28 February 4:40 pm Western Bulldogs vs. Richmond Whitten Oval

Sunday, 1 March 4:10 pm Adelaide vs. North Melbourne Centenary Oval, Port Lincoln

Sunday, 1 March 3:40 pm Gold Coast vs. Geelong Tony Ireland Stadium

Thursday, 5 March 4:10 pm Fremantle vs. Melbourne Fremantle Oval

Friday, 6 March 7:10 pm Sydney vs. Brisbane Lions Coffs Harbour International Stadium

Saturday, 7 March 4:10 pm Greater Western Sydney vs. Gold Coast Blacktown International Sportspark

Saturday, 7 March 7:10 pm Essendon vs. St Kilda Morwell Recreation Reserve

Sunday, 8 March 4:10 pm Port Adelaide vs. West Coast Norwood Oval

Sunday, 8 March 4:10 pm North Melbourne vs. Hawthorn Deakin Reserve

Thursday, 12 March 7:10 pm Geelong vs. Adelaide Simonds Stadium

Friday, 13 March 7:10 pm Greater Western Sydney vs. Essendon Spotless Stadium

Saturday, 14 March 4:10 pm Western Bulldogs vs. Melbourne Eureka Stadium

Saturday, 14 March 4:40 pm Richmond vs. Port Adelaide Lavington Sports Ground

Sunday, 15 March 4:10 pm Sydney vs. Fremantle Drummoyne Oval

Sunday, 15 March 4:40 pm Collingwood vs. Carlton Queen Elizabeth Oval

Thursday, 19 March 7:10 pm St Kilda vs. Hawthorn Etihad Stadium

Friday, 20 March 5:50 pm Melbourne vs. Essendon Etihad Stadium

Friday, 20 March 7:40 pm Gold Coast vs. Brisbane Lions Metricon Stadium

Saturday, 21 March 1:10 pm Richmond vs. North Melbourne Etihad Stadium

Saturday, 21 March 3:40 pm Port Adelaide vs. Adelaide AAMI Stadium

Saturday, 21 March 7:10 pm Western Bulldogs vs. Collingwood Etihad Stadium

Sunday, 22 March 1:10 pm Greater Western Sydney vs. Sydney StarTrack Oval

Sunday, 22 March 4:10 pm Carlton vs. Geelong Etihad Stadium

Sunday, 22 March 4:10 pm West Coast vs. Fremantle Patersons Stadium

I myself loved the old format where it was an actual tournament which led to an overall winner, some actual hardware in the trophy case. I do understand why the AFL are doing this new format now, to get the game out live to venues and parts of the coutry that don't usually get to see live footy (other than lower leagues). I just wish they didn't have to sacrifice the regular season for this. I think a couple extra rounds would do wonders both for viewership as well as other potential Finals Series qualification implications.

I need to watch some AFL now since I joined WAFA. Anyone know Where to watch matches in the US?

Fox Sports 2 and Fox Soccer both carry live footy each week.

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Interested in the AFL then here is a free pass to watch the NAB Challenge FREE

http://watchafl.afl.com.au/

There other packages on the page you may be interested in also.

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Interested in the AFL then here is a free pass to watch the NAB Challenge FREE

http://watchafl.afl.com.au/

There other packages on the page you may be interested in also.

This is what ill be doing, cheering on my newly adopted Adelaide Crows for the first time and first foray into the sport.

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Beau Waters of West Coast Eagles announced his retirement from the game today. This video alone shows what a no holds barred player he was and never gave up on the pitch. Enjoy.

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Interested in the AFL then here is a free pass to watch the NAB Challenge FREE

http://watchafl.afl.com.au/

There other packages on the page you may be interested in also.

This is what ill be doing, cheering on my newly adopted Adelaide Crows for the first time and first foray into the sport.

Welcome aboard. ;)

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